Upcoming Chrome OS “Daisy” device to feature ARM-based chipset?
If you want to buy a device that comes with Google Chrome OS preloaded right now you have two options: The Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks. Both are laptops with Intel Atom processors.
We already know that Samsung is working on an upcoming Chromebook with an Intel Celeron chip as well as a Chromebox desktop. Now it looks like we could also see future Chrome OS devices with ARM-based processors.
There’s no way to know if it’s a desktop, laptop, or even a tablet computer at this point. But it appears to feature a Samsung Exynos 5250 chip.
The Exynos 5250 is expected to be one of the first to feature an ARM Cortex-A15 design, and the 32nm chip should be able to run at speeds up to 2 GHz while using less power than ARM Cortex-A9 chips… and far less power than the Intel Atom processors used in current Chrome OS devices.
Other upcoming Chrome OS products appear to include a devices with x86 chips code-named “Slumpy,” “Stumpy,” and “Newton.”
via Chrome Story